Brooks, Geraldine: HORSE
Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom and a boy foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for them. Based on a true story. — Publisher’s note
Chan, Jessamine: THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS
Because of one moment of poor judgment, Frida Liu is faced with the possibility of losing her young daughter. She must prove that a bad mother can be redeemed.
Chen, Katharine: JOAN
Girl, warrior, heretic, saint. A stunning reimagining of the life of Joan of Arc and a story of how feminine strength and will can change the world. —Publisher’s note
Clark, Andrea Yaryura: ON A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS
In this moving emotional narrative of love and resilience, a young couple confronts the start of Argentina’s Dirty War in the 1970s and a daughter searches for truth twenty years later. —Publisher’s note
The author spends summers on Mt. Desert and will be speaking at a Seal Harbor library event next summer.
Doiron, Paul: HATCHET ISLAND
A windswept island off the coast of Maine becomes the site of a double murder and a disappearance. —Publisher’s note
Foley, Lucy: THE PARIS APARTMENT
Meet the residents of number 12, rue des Amants, a beautiful old apartment building, the socialite, the nice guy, the alcoholic, the girl on the verge. Everyone’s a suspect. Everyone knows something they are not telling. See you in Paris. —Publisher’s note
Haig, Matt: THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY
Between life and death there is a library. Up until now, Nina’s life has been full of misery and regret. But things are about to change. When she finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right.
Henry, Emily: BOOK LOVERS
When Nora Stephens, a very successful New York literary agent by chance runs into Charlie Lastra, a bookish, brooding NY editor in tiny Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, early dislike for each other begins to change. Clever and funny.
Hildebrand, Elin: THE HOTEL NANTUCKET
Tale about a summer of scandal at a storied Nantucket hotel. —Publisher’s note
Mandel, Emily St. John: SEA OF TRANQUILITY
Author takes reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon nearly five hundred years later. —Publisher’s note
Powers, Richard: THE OVERSTORY
“The best story ever written about trees” and a varied group of courageous people who try to protect them. A Seal Harbor Book Club choice. —Quote from Ann Patchett
Shteyngart, Gary: OUR COUNTRY FRIENDS
Eight friends, one large country house, several small ones, four romances, and six months of isolation because of the current pandemic — a story about love, friendship and betrayal that reads like Chekhov on the Hudson. —Publisher’s note
Talty, Morgan: NIGHT OF THE LIVING REZ
Set in a Native community near Mt. Desert in Maine, this book is a riveting debut collection of short stories about what it means to be Penobscot in the 21st century. Penobscot author wowed a recent COA Coffee and Conversations group with his presentation this summer.
Towles, Amor: THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY
In June 1954 eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson, recently released from a work farm in Nebraska, plans to drive to California with his eight-year-old brother. Two prisoners from the farm have hidden in the trunk and force a change of plans — driving to the city of New York. A Seal Harbor Book Club choice.